Trillium Health Partners Foundation is grateful to our inspired and engaged Board of Directors for their dedication, expertise, and commitment to helping our organization raise funds for Trillium Health Partners.
Every Board member has a unique why—that special thing that inspires them to serve with us.
Click below to read more about why exceptional health care close to home means so much to them and why they have chosen to be members of our Board.
I believe a community is only as strong as the services and support systems that exist to help people in need. The growing demands on health care will only be increasing, and that inspires the need to make it better today for tomorrow. I am passionate about health care and access to it and feel a sense of commitment to give back to make our community better. I want to be a part of the community versus just living in it.
Board member since November 29, 2017
Arbitrator/Mediator, ADR Chambers Inc.
I feel it is very important to give back to my community and I am proud to contribute to such an incredible and forward thinking hospital. I have lived in the community for over 30 years with my family using all three sites. My eldest daughter is a resident in family medicine at Credit Valley and my wife is a volunteer making the rounds every week at Credit Valley with our St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog. I am impressed with the facilities and quality of staff and am proud to be a part of THP.
Board member since September 10, 2010
I am inspired by Trillium’s vision for a new kind of health care, and I truly believe in the leadership of THP to execute on health system transformation. The difficult challenges we face in our system demand new thinking, and I want to see things get accomplished at THP. I am grateful for the opportunity to support this great organization, and am eager to inspire others to support the work necessary to ensure this hospital continues to care for our community for generations to come.
Board member since May 23, 2013
Being part of THPF is more than exciting or inspiring – it’s a truly fulfilling experience that we as a team have built up from ground zero. I truly feel that I’m part of something special. Through my work on the Board, I am impressed with the thoughtful leadership and impact, especially post-merger, that the Foundation continues to provide. THP is well-positioned to create a ‘”game-changing” impact on the health care system.
Board member since July 25, 2012
Board member since May 27, 2009
I serve to give back to our community by ensuring we have first class care right here in our own backyard. I am inspired by the team at Trillium that strives for excellence in health care, that is readily available and critical to our family and friends. The work is rewarding and provides a sense of accomplish and pride.
Board member since June 12, 2002
President of Active Green + Ross Tire & Automotive Centre
Trillium is my hospital, my family’s hospital and my community hospital. I feel fulfillment in giving back to the Community. Several of my grandchildren were born at Trillium. Myself, my wife, my family, and my friends have benefited from the care we’ve been able to receive at our hospital. My passion to support those less fortunate goes back to my roots in Italy – I want to give back and encourage my friends to do so as well.
Board member since June 14, 2005
Regional Director, Community Relations, Bell Canada
I have been involved for 15 years and am truly passionate about the positive work that THP does. My children were born at Trillium and my family has benefitted from the care provided at the hospital. I was particularly proud after we opened the new cardiac catheterization lab and the fact that it was funded by the community through the cardiac challenge.
Board member since May 28, 2008
Senior Manager, OMNI Television, Rogers Media Inc.
I believe I am having a significant positive impact in our community in my role as a Director. This is the hospital of the community. I am excited by our ability to expand care beyond the hospital walls, to develop partnerships which will allow us to serve more people. I was fulfilled by the hospital amalgamation – I was proud to be part of this historic merger. I am also appreciative of the opportunity to give back to THP, as my involvement with the hospital, years ago, was what launched my career in media. I am grateful for the impact THP has had on my life.
Board member since September 19, 2007
Chief Market Maker
IBM Global Business
I am passionate about Health Care and believe that THP provides exceptional services and attracts top talent – I am excited to be a part of Trillium now more than ever before. Recently I have particularly felt inspired by other THPF Board members, patient testimonials, and physician presentations. My family has greatly benefitted from specialized care at Trillium.
Board member since July 25, 2012
Vice President, Fedar Investments Ltd.
I grew up in Cooksville, and know that the hospital is centre of our community. I am very passionate about THP, and am particularly interested in the ICU and ablation because of family experience. I care about educating the public about THP’s funding needs. The community does not fully understand that government does not support all of the hospital’s needs. A significant amount comes from the community and we all have a responsibility to support. I feel passionate about supporting this great cause and in turn I get a lot back – it’s a very fulfilling experience.
Board member since June 3, 2005
Royal Bank of Canada Executive Vice President, Business Financial Services
I believe it is critical to offer quality health care services to local community. A new kind of health care for a healthier community is a compelling vision and I am inspired to be a part of this transformation. I feel I can be of value through dedicating time and expertise to the THPF team, and in turn, I can ‘give back’ having a positive impact on THP. I am passionate about supporting Mental Health services at Trillium.
Board member since March 23, 2012
Trillium has a patient centred forward looking view that can change how healthcare is delivered and that excites me. My Family was directly impacted with the care provided by Trillium. That was my initial reason for becoming involved. Trillium has the opportunity to be unique and distinct in the healthcare field. I feel energized and fulfilled in my role as a Director. We partner with Trillium very effectively and need to further differentiate ourselves from other hospitals and to communicate an enhanced understanding about the impact Trillium has on our community. Our family is proud to support Trillium and I know our investment of time energy and resources are effectively utilized by the hospital.
Board member since May 28, 2008
Abdul Qayyum Mufti
We are blessed have world class exceptional state of the art facility health care facility at our doorstep. To continue to provide these services, at a level we have come to expect, I feel it is my duty to educate our community that the hospital needs our support – government does not provide it all . I am passionate about educating the public on the important role they can play in enabling great health care. You would hardly find anyone not being impacted or used the services at Trillium; my youngest son was born at Trillium, my mother has been treated here, and I want to give back and support the team at Trillium.
Board member since June 13, 2012
I believe that Trillium Health Partners is the single most important and impactful service provider in our community that we all need and will benefit from. I believe that THP is a good steward of funding and is determined to drive significant improvement our patients experience, to impact healthy living and health care. I was fulfilled by the success of the merger and the seamless integration which raised momentum, and provided credibility and confidence in the capacity of the organization.
Board member since June 13, 2012
Tax Partner, KPMG LLP
I am passionate about helping and contributing to a great cause. I believe that THP is worthy of investment and is a wonderful steward of donor dollars. We deliver on projects and programs, and are fiscally responsible to the community that supports us. The hospital is integral to the community and we have an opportunity to impact and elevate the level of care. THP is a progressive organization, evidenced by the voluntary amalgamation and balanced budget. I really wanted a cause to become engaged in and am passionate about THP – this is strictly a philanthropic endeavour for me.
Board member since May 27, 2009
Chairman and CIO, Polar Asset Management Partners
THP has a great reputation and is my local hospital. I feel assured that we have an organization like Trillium to support my family’s and our community’s health care needs. I am more than happy to give my expertise to help whenever I can in maintaining and improving health care for all Mississauga residents.
Board member since March 30, 2016
Dr. Colin Saldanha
I am excited about the growth and sophistication of Trillium and the role the Foundation plays in support THP’s vision. I feel fulfilled when I hear back from the community about the wonderful care they have received at THP. Commitment to the community and my participation in numerous community building activities (police service, united way, mental health committees) has exposed me to many of the significant societal issues we have as a community – same said for the need for healthcare and the role I can play. I have seen the community grow, how the hospital has grown (I have been at the ground-floor watching CVH as a family physician) and how we “want to be the best by getting the best” and how we are attracting – it speaks to our collective resilience of our leadership. It’s a very exciting time as we are poised for greater things.
Board member since September 20, 2010
Sylvia C.Y. Tseng
Partner, Patterson MacDougall
Having friends and family who have received superior medical services at THP, I want to give back and contribute my services to the hospital. As a Director, I want to work to make a lasting impact on THP and to ensure that the three sites of THP provide excellent health services in a caring environment. As a resident of Mississauga for over 40 years, I have seen Mississauga evolve into a wonderful city. With its expanding population, the residents of Mississauga should have access to quality local health care. Accessibility to specialized medical services in Mississauga without having to resort to hospitals outside of the city would be important to its residents.
Board member since September 28, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
In the course of his 30-year career, John’s experience has spanned all logistics and transportation modes. His positions have encompassed leading businesses in transportation and logistics and high-value supply chain solutions.
Houssam “Sam” Chehabeddine
VP & GM
Prior to his current role, he held the same senior leadership position at Hershey Mexico and joined the company as the General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Africa and is excited to be bringing his strategic thinking and business acumen to the THP Foundation table.
Executive Vice-President of Enterprise Real Estate and Workplace Transformation
With over 30 years in the financial services industry, her experience at the senior executive level spans a variety of disciplines including marketing, sales leadership, product development, strategy, communications, public affairs and culture transformation.
The Kothari Group
Norton Kothari and his family are proud contributors to many charitable and cultural organizations in Canada and India, including Trillium Health Partners – a hospital close to his heart.
Dr. Sameena Uddin
Program Chief & Program Medical Director of the Oncology Program
Trillium Health Partners
A steadfast supporter of THP Foundation, she has served as the medical co-chair for the Trillium Diwali Gala. As a team member both in clinical and administrative capacities, she has a unique understanding of the key role community can play in supporting THP.
President, North America, Canada Goose
Carrie is President, North America, Canada Goose where she oversees business operations and growth strategy for the performance luxury brand in the region. She has held various senior leadership positions within the company, including helping lead the company through its successful IPO. Prior to joining Canada Goose, she spent 10+ years at Toronto-based agency High Road Communications, last serving as Senior Vice President.
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Governance, ScotiaBank
Mike has been a long-time employee of Scotiabank, holding progressively senior positions in sales, marketing, wealth management, retail banking and product development. Most recently, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Enterprise Risk Governance responsible for oversight of operational risk and other non-financial risks.
Business Unit Leader of Advisory in the Greater Toronto Area, KPMG
Monika leads a diverse team of Risk Consulting and Deal Advisory practitioners, and is also a seasoned valuation professional with over two decades of experience providing professional services to countless public and private companies. She is a champion for diversity guided by KPMG’s inclusion, diversity and equity mission and is passionate about mentorship and contributing to the career development of her teams.
Trillium Health Partners Board Chair
Chair, 1962835 Ontario Inc.
President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners
President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation